The Sweet Sounds of Toot Suite - 2017 Tour de Burbs
The Bob Wagner Quartet made it's debut in the winter of 2017 in a four performance tour of venues in the Philadelphia suburbs. The centerpiece of their program was Claude Bolling's Toot Suite.
This highly entertaining six movement work features solo trumpet in a classical style soaring against a back-drop of hard driving, swinging grooves provided by a traditional jazz trio (piano, bass, drums).
Capacity audiences at all four venues were mezmerized by the beauty of the music, informed by the performers' insightful commentary, and amazed at the group's stellar musicianship and versatility.
"Excellent, outstanding, incredible display of technique, style, skill and talent. Bravo to all"
"Second time seeing this concert. Excellent musicianship"
"Stellar Performance!!! Fascinating to hear the variety of sounds with the five trumpets. Thank you for pouring your heart and soul into these performances."
Add a Lecture / Master Class...
Bob Wagner is an experienced, engaging speaker and has a fascinating story to tell about his career journey from technology to music. (More info...)
A campus visit that combines an afternoon lecture/workshop with an evening performance by the quartet is a perfect opportunity for university students (any major - not just music) to gain valuable insights as they grapple with important decisions about their future.
This combined program is also suitable for college-bound high-schoolers confronted with the difficult choice of what to study at the next level.
Photo highights from the 2017 Tour 'de Burbs by Michael Difebbo